What I Read Today;
1 Corinthians 8; Matthew 24; Ezekiel 10; Psalm 145; 2 Samuel 10
This morning there were several messages I needed to meditate on from Psalm 145.
The first that stuck out to me was verses 8-9:
“The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.” NRSV
If God judged me by my works, I would be in trouble. My temper, impatience, and lack of faith would be my downfall. So many times, I’ve gone my own way and not followed God’s way. Yet, it’s God who leads me back. God’s compassion, love, and mercy are boundless.
Verse 13b – “The Lord is faithful in all his words and gracious in all his deeds.” NRSV
When God makes a promise, it is forever. God does not change to suit the world around us. God’s character will not allow him to abandon the promises he has made. We can trust implicitly in the grace of God.
Verse 14 – “The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.”NRSV
God has given us his word that even in the moments of our darkest despair, God is still there. He will never leave us or forsake us. God won’t turn his back on us no matter how far we’ve fallen. To prove this, he sent his son, who saved us when we were still sinners.
So how should we respond to this great and glorious God?
Vs. 21 – “My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.” NRSV